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Which of the following statements correctly defines an advance directive?
A)A legal document that is always honoured
B)A legal document that specifies the patient's wishes before illness and hospitalization
C)A legal document that is binding for the duration of the patient's life
D)A legal document drawn by the patient's family to determine DNR status


The nurse is caring for a terminally ill patient. The physician has ordered a large dose of opioids by IV infusion. The patient's respiratory rate has decreased from 16 breaths/min to 10 breaths/min. What action should the nurse take?
A)Decrease the IV infusion
B)Stimulate the patient
C)Report the decreased respiratory rate to the physician
D)Allow the patient to rest comfortably



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B)A legal document that specifies the patient's wishes before illness and hospitalization

C)Report the decreased respiratory rate to the physician
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